sabato 19 giugno 2010

Glenn Hauser logs June 18-19, 2010

** ALBANIA. 13755, R. Tirana, June 19 at 1425 open carrier; 1429 IS, 1430 sign-on in English, and yes, still giving outdated B-09 schedule with exact dates it was effective. Now all times and all frequencies are wrong. Hello? Wake up? Is no one paying attention? I first noticed this on June 10 and informed them, tho it may have been going on long before then. Poor reception, degrading to very poor, with splash from overpowering China via Cuba 13740 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. More Es analog TV DX June 18-19 in several openings, to be detailed later; see MEXICO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake June 18:
11500, good at 1257; none lower
14700, fair at 1259
14970, fair at 1259
None others up to 17 MHz by 1300

Firedrake June 19:
11500, good with het until the latter went off at 1331
13100, fair-good at 1338; fair at 1427
13700, JBA or imagination-level at 1347
None others 8-19 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC anomalies June 18: at 0607, English not only on 6060, 6010 and 5970 but also on 6000 which normally goes off much earlier. Spanish on 5040, 6120, 6150 as usual.

June 19 at 1432 very strong 13780 announced these frequencies in the usual Soviet-style disorder: 15120, 15360, 15380, 13680, 13780, 11760, 11730, 12030, 6110. Most of them were on but certainly not 13680, also disaudiblizing the 13880 leapfrog it produces in cooperation with 13780. I believe I had noticed them before 1400.

Into music show ``Cancionero Iberoamericano`` (Ibero-American Songbook), one of my favorites, opening with a montage of musical styles, then a song by a Bonaire folksinger named Winkler, sorta Portuguese but probably in Papiamentu. 1438 on to a Chilean group. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to the music mix, but that`s OK. We get more from RHC about Bonaire than we do from any station transmitting from there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. VOI, 9526-, June 18 at 1255 and 1311, just barely detectable carrier in high noise level, weak propagation. Not at all on June 19 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. Big sporadic E opening afternoon of June 18 brought in Yucatán and Tamaulipas FM DX, also south Texas, mixture of TVDX. Have not had time yet to research all the details so do not want to hold up this mainly-SW report any longer (Glenn Hauser, OK, June 19, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. Ran across Dutch on strange frequencies June 19, which must mean its`s RNW with special transmissions of silly ballgames of interest only to a few Dutchpersons and never direct from Holland; while they can`t afford to devote even one daily hour of English to North America, altho they would only need to play back already-produced English for elsewhere.

9455, June 19 at 1323, heard Wereldomroep mentioned, poor and into music; 1325 back to talk. I suspect the game was starting its second half. Not enough signal under CRI Sackville 9650 to tell if same was // via regular Tinang 1300 relay.

15755, June 19 at 1348 YL singing jazzy song in English, but 1350 into Dutch talk, poor-fair. Not // 9455 as far as I could tell, or at least not synchronized, as both were getting quite weak. By 1423 and 1427 nothing audible on 15755. I guess the game was over by then? But:

13700 at 1426, sports in Dutch, barely audible vs adjacent WYFR 13695.

As of June 14, Media Network blog showed, i.a.:
# 1000-1500 UTC: 9895 and 13700 kHz to SW Europe
# 1100-1500 UTC: 13700 kHz to Greece and Turkey
# 1100-1400 UTC: 15755 kHz to Atlantic and West Africa
# 1100-1400 UTC: 9455 kHz to Caribbean and Florida

We are then referred to
for further details, but 9455 and 15755 are not on it! 13700 was Wertachtal at this particular time. BC-DX had a schedule showing 9455 and 15755 both as Bonaire (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 17640, BBCWS, June 19 at 1440 not much vuvuzela, now filtered down? British and African-accented commentators on Australia vs Ghana game, 1-1. Via Ascension, fair. Did it ever occur to BBC that on Saturday evenings/afternoons/mornings someone in the world might want regular programming instead of stupid ballgames? They do it all the time, WC or not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, WRMI ID at 0600 June 18 cutting off previous program, then to R. Prague in English. Fair with no jamming audible. Logs this good of WRMI are getting to be a rarity even in the nightmiddle.

9955 not audible Saturday June 19 at 1915, but webcast was playing Japanese music fill instead of scheduled WORLD OF RADIO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. Quick check of VR 9830 via CANADA, June 18 at 1204 --- still in Spanish instead of scheduled English, about equal level with the RTTY QRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###